ARTICLES BY VICKI WHEATON

May movies at Regal Camana Bay

It looks like the blockbuster season is officially here. You may have to consider some double-feature picture shows with all the fantastic films coming our way in May.

Concerts in South Florida in May

A wave of nostalgia seems to be heading to South Florida over the next month, bringing with it bands like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jimmy Buffett, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Franki Valli & the Four Seasons and Kool & the Gang.

Net your tickets for NORCECA beach volleyball

Beach volleyball fans are eagerly awaiting the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour, scheduled for Friday to Sunday at Public Beach next to Calico Jack’s.

J’Ouvert is carnival party for early birds

For the second time, Cayman Carnival is bringing a J’Ouvert Parade to Cayman as part of the annual Batabano festival.

Camana Bay becomes chalky canvas

Remember when you were young and you would be scolded for drawing pictures in chalk on the living room floor or across the walls? Well, this Saturday you can draw with impunity at Camana Bay’s 14th annual Chalkfest competition.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Twelfth Night’

Culture at the Cinema in April takes us back to the bosom of the Bard. For one night only – April 15 – the National Theatre U.K. production of “Twelfth Night” will be shown at the Regal Camana Bay.

Paddle for Heart Challenge supports families

Paddlers, kayakers and anyone who owns a non-motorized watercraft are welcome to sign up for the Paddle for Heart Challenge on Sunday afternoon. This 3-mile paddle event aims to raise money for the Hart for Hearts foundation, which raises awareness of the problems associated with infants born with congenital heart defects and seeks donations to assist families with expenses.

Easter brings brunch and bunnies to Cayman

The Easter weekend is a much loved one in Cayman – a four-day weekend when locals take to the coastal areas to go camping and head to one of the many brunches on the island. This year, it runs from April 14-17. You will have seen the signs of Easter popping up throughout the supermarkets in the form of pastel-hued treats, baskets and a huge selection of chocolate Easter eggs. Now is the time to buy them before they’re all gone, like the Easter Bunny.

Giant propeller an East End curiosity

Keith Keller, president of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association, takes a break by the brass propeller at the Wreck of the Ten Sail Memorial in East End. The propeller was retrieved from the Rimandi Mibaju, a ship that originated in Surinam and was wrecked north of eastward channel in 1964.

Movies at Regal Camana Bay this month

Animated films, thrillers and comedies are all on the list for April, starting off with “The Boss Baby” starring Alec Baldwin as the voice of the main character.

Oxford and Cambridge

It doesn’t get much more traditional than the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, held every year along the Thames. This year, more than 250,000 people are expected to line the banks of the Thames Tideway to watch the fierce contest.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Show takes flight

Anyone who has attended the annual Cayman Heart Fund gala dinner will already be familiar with the versatility of the Sea N’ B band, led by Barrie and Chuck Quappe.

April concerts in South Florida

It seems that April is the month for laughs, looking at the talent on tour. Maybe it’s because April 1 is April Fool’s Day, or perhaps people are just happier now that winter has come to an end. Whatever the reason, if comedy is your jam, this is the month to take in some shows in South Florida.

Island Chic at Miss Cayman Islands Pageant

It’s hard to believe that Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks is already coming to the end of her reign. The lady has done the islands proud over the past year, and now it is time for her to hand over her crown to a successor.

Power of the Purse luncheon this Friday

The 3rd Annual Power of the Purse luncheon will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman this Friday. The enormously successful event always features an accomplished guest speaker, and this year is no different.

CayDance 2017 is this week

KRI Performing Arts, under the artistic directorship of Kirk Rowe, will be presenting the Cayman Islands’ 3rd International Dance Festival, CayDance, this week. Dance workshops at the government schools started on Wednesday and run through Friday.

Bless me Blarney. It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

You do not have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All nations are welcome to join in and enjoy the craic.

‘Seadrift’ by Saba focuses on heritage

Chances are good that you’ve already seen and admired a painting by the artist who goes simply by the name Saba.

‘Wheels 4 Meals’ rides for charity

The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is holding its sixth annual Wheels 4 Meals charity food drive and motorcycle ride on Saturday and Sunday to benefit the Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels program.

‘Light Up The Night’ for Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands holds a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Its annual gala, always scheduled for the first Saturday in October, is arguably the biggest event of the season, with nearly 600 people in attendance.
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